CIA's Max Wayne (formerly of SEAL Team Six) and his brother Tom (a former Army Ranger) are bound by blood to execute the highest threat missions that the United States denies. When their father (a Force Recon Marine vet), also working for the Agency, is captured by the Chinese, Max and Tom must find him before he is executed. In their search, the brothers discover a stolen biological weapon and a rogue Chinese special operator leading a clandestine strike against America. Max and Tom must stop the rogue operator and his team before they assassinate top US military leaders. If the brothers fail, China will be free to take over the Indo-Asia-Pacific region.
Autumn Assassins is the third thriller in the Special Operations Group series by New York Times and USA Today best-selling author Stephen Templin.
©2016 Stephen Templin (P)2016 Stephen Templin
Templin is improving. Troxell brings his characters to life, each in their own voice.
With a large Asian cast, Troxell avoids the easy chopsocky caricatures. The two brothers are each fleshed out well by both writer and reader. It would have been easy to make the tough, gruff Max or the sensitive Tom the hero, but both are played as equals.
This book ranks in my top 20 reads so far this year.
I was on the edge of my seat throughout the book. The chase scenes were very intense.
I enjoy Brian's performances very much. I haven't read one I haven't liked.
I would have read this in one sitting if I had started it earlier in the day.
I look forward to the next book in the series.
This book reminded me of watching a budget action movie, without much depth and plot.
The narrator tries his best, but the dialogue is broken, especially during the action scenes.
The author keeps the characters superficial and you never get to understand them, besides their present tasks.
All in all a disappointing listen.
This is my first book by Stephen Templin, and I'm not sure I'll try another one soon.
Report Inappropriate Content